Best stocking stuffers for the whole family

BestReviews Staff


You probably know by now what large gifts to buy the members of your family, but finding stocking stuffers that they'll love can be trickier. Whether you're shopping for tiny presents to fill up Christmas stockings or searching for smaller gifts to complete your shopping list, this family stocking stuffer guide should help ease your holiday stress.

For Mom

Tea and Coffee

Fill her stocking with the delicious aromas of her favorite teas or coffees. This sampler World of Tea box set is perfect for slipping into stockings. If an entire bag of coffee is too large to fit into her stocking, try slipping in a few individual k-cups instead. Opt for holiday flavors or splurge on her favorite coffee brand. Stainless steel straws or fun tea steepers are also great, tiny gifts.

Beauty Sets

Indulge her in her favorite beauty brands by buying samples or mini gift sets to sneak into her stocking this year. This classic Burt's Bees gift set comes with creams for hands, body, and feet, as well as lip balm. Surprise her with some of her favorite beauty supplies, like holiday nail polish sets and bath bombs.

Warm Weather Accessories

Don't worry about wrapping scarves, gloves, or hats. Instead, drop them into her stocking for a delightful surprise. Gift her a pair of these convertible wool mittens, this high quality plaid cotton scarf, or this warm and wintery hat and scarf combo. You can also add in driving gloves, headbands, or wool socks.

For Dad

Essential "Dad" Gifts

Whether he has an embarrassing sense of humor or typical "dad" style, embrace what makes dad unique with these hilarious gifts. Purchase this hilarious book of dad jokes, so he can humiliate you for years on end, or these slang flashcards, to help him pretend to understand what the kids are saying these days.


Help dad stay warm this winter while he's shoveling snow or warming up the car with these warm weather accessories. This soft scarf will leave him stylish in the cold, while these thick, wool, touchscreen gloves will keep his hands toasty warm. Accessories don't need to be boring though - decorate his keychain with his hilarious sriracha bottle or handy pocket knife.

Tech and Gadgets

Dads always think they understand technology (and some actually do). Keep him connected with these noise isolating headphones he can use to listen to old school jams or to sleep peacefully. For a dad who's always losing his keys, gift him Tile so he'll never lose them for long. You can also throw it back to a time when dad was the king of tech by gifting him this mini pac man arcade game that's sure to please.

For Girls

Cold Weather Wear

Keep her warm all winter with these stylish and soft fuzzy socks or these adorable animal print knee socks. This slouchy, oversized multi-colored beanie is the perfect stocking stuffer, while these bright, sherpa lined mittens will warm hands in style.

Beauty Supplies

Younger girls will love these glow in the dark nail chalk pens, while teens will love these vibrantly pigmented nail polish minis.This stocking-sized glitter gel is perfect for young girls and these nude and smokey eye palettes will be at the top of every teen's Christmas list. Girls of any age will love these non-toxic cocoa butter lip balm sets that are easy to mix and match amongst stockings.

Fun Surprises

Tailor her stocking specifically to her interests to really impress her. Drop in a pair of rose gold earbuds that she'll love toting around. For more creative or artistic girls, a pack of these rainbow mini post it notes are bound to be a huge hit. For older girls, gift them a brand new phone case in their favorite color.

For Boys

Toys and Gadgets

It doesn't matter what age they are - boys love toys, games, and other gadgets. For boys who are into superheroes, add comic books to their stockings featuring their favorite hero. For more active boys, even teens, this mini Nerf gun will surely keep the holidays feeling festive. Older boys will love receiving a new phone case, like this retro-inspired case that doubles as a game.

Warm Gear

Keep boys warm this winter with awesome stocking stuffers, like this high quality Spyder hat. Younger boys will love these vibrant ski gloves, while older boys will appreciate these touchscreen sensitive gloves. The guys in your family will also love this slouchy skull cap and scarf combo.

Odds and Ends

You can fill up boys' stockings with items they really need (like socks and underwear) or customize tiny gifts to fit their unique personalities. For instance, gamers might appreciate a new gaming mouse, while outdoor adventurers might love a waterproof compass.


Mix and match these ideas to match your families' personal tastes. Keep in mind, stocking stuffers should enhance the Christmas gifts you've already bought, so feel free to throw in batteries, accessories, and gift cards to complement other gifts. Most importantly - don't forget to line stockings with the giftee's favorite candy.


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